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Journal of Polymers
Volume 2014, Article ID 157137, 7 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/157137
Research Article

Effect of MWCNT on Thermal, Mechanical, and Morphological Properties of Polybutylene Terephthalate/Polycarbonate Blends

Department of Plastics Technology, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Chennai, Tamil Nadu 600 032, India

Received 15 January 2014; Revised 23 March 2014; Accepted 23 March 2014; Published 24 April 2014

Academic Editor: Cornelia Vasile

Copyright © 2014 C. P. Rejisha et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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